Life Lessons From Horses – Part 5: Life Is A Team Sports And You Win As A Team Player And Leader.

by Patrick Liew on January 31, 2014

Life Lessons From Horses – Part 5: Life Is A Team Sports And You Win As A Team Player And Leader.

Horses live and travel in herds even if they are confined in a range.

They know that they can stay or be eaten alive in a split second,

That’s probably why they operate as a herd to warn each other of imminent danger and stay alert together to respond to it.

They have a way to communicate with and depend on each other for companionship and support.

They have an unwritten allegiance to one another that will probably put many humans to shame.

Horses have a way of proving their worth to one another to become a leader of the herd.

Interestingly, a dominant horse is not the horse that commands the most respect and exerts the most influence.

The leader of the herd is the horse that looks after the others and ensure their safety and survival.

The leading horse keeps watch over the herd and looks out for their needs and well-being.

As humans, we will do well to learn from horses and function as a team.

To be successful, we need to learn how to build and manage a team.

We must know how to operate interchangeably as either an effective leader or an effective follower. Our role depends on the task, situation and people involved.

If we don’t know how to be an effective follower and a team player, we can never be a good leader.

While working as a team, we can look after each other’s interest. We can sharpen each other’s edge so as to become a better person.

As a result of working as a team, our life can become more meaningful, exciting and fulfilling.

As a leader, we need to be mindful that our job is to be a servant to the others. Unless we have a heart to love and serve others, we do not qualify and deserve to be a leader.

We need to be aware of the vision, needs and concerns of our team members.

We must look after their best interests and reach out to bring out the best from them.

Our job is to lead them to achieve desired outcomes and make them feel that they did it on their own.

With or without us, they can continue to pursue a higher level of achievement.

I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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